Obituaries

Fri
14
Oct

Marsha Milhorn

Marsha DeBaker Milhorn — beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend — passed away on Oct. 11, 2016, following a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Tigerton on Oct. 8, 1967, the eldest child of Joe and Diane DeBaker.

Marsha resided in Central Wisconsin and East Tennessee throughout her life.

Marsha was preceded in death by her mother, Diane DeBaker; her maternal grandparents, Orin and Geraldine Neuman; and her paternal grandparents Cora and Albert DeBaker.

Fri
14
Oct

Mark T. Wawrzyn

Mark Thomas Wawrzyn, 65, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
12
Oct

Robert A. Zirbel

Robert Allen Zirbel, 71, of Shawano, was called suddenly to be with his heavenly father on Oct. 8, 2016.

Bob was born in Wrightstown on Jan. 19, 1945, to Lawrence and Adaline (Fredrich) Zirbel. He graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1963.

Bob was married to Mary Ellen Schuessler on July 24, 1965. Last year, they celebrated 50 years of marriage with their friends and loved ones.

Bob worked as a machinist for Paper Converting Machine Company for 35 years prior to retiring early to enjoy winters in Florida and his family community at Zirbel’s Last Resort Park on Loon Lake. Bob was fortunate enough to enjoy 19 years of retirement with Mary, the wife he loved for 51 years.

Bob was one of Wisconsin’s finest – he loved to fish in all seasons, and he loved the outdoors and all of God’s nature. He was grateful for all of God’s gifts and gave back all of himself to help others. Everyone considers Bob a dear friend, one they will truly miss.

Wed
12
Oct

Mary Jane Goers

Mary Jane Margaret Goers, 77, of Appleton passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at The Bridges of Appleton. She was born on March 18, 1939, in Shawano County, daughter of the late Carl and Margaret (Ascherbach) Scherbarth.

She married Roger Goers on Jan. 23, 1960. He preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2011.

Mary was employed at the Clintonville Telephone Company, Prange’s and The Red Owl Grocery Store that she and Roger owned. She also cleaned private homes for many years.

She was an avid reader, wrote poetry, and enjoyed going to church, baking and spending time with family and friends.

Mary is survived by her three children, Lisa (John) King, Todd (Kitsie) Goers and Christopher Goers; four grandchildren, Kimberly King, Michelle Smith, Madison Goers and Adam Goers; her sister, Betty Breitzman; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her two brothers, Arthur Scherbarth and Max Scherbarth.

Wed
12
Oct

Jeanne M. Hoppe

Jeanne M. Hoppe, 78, of Appleton, formerly of Clintonville, passed away Monday evening, Oct. 10, 2016, at the Rennes Health and Rehabilitation Center in Appleton.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting her family.

Wed
12
Oct

Dorothy M. Gueller

Dorothy M. Gueller, 104, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at home surrounded by her family.

Dorothy was born in Shawano on Sept. 8, 1912, the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Emma (Echtner) Jensen. She graduated from Shawano High School in 1929.

On May 28, 1938, Dorothy was united in marriage to Harold H. Gueller in Shawano. He preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1991.

Dorothy earned her associate degree in library science and worked at the Shawano library for many years.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Jon (Betty) Gueller, of Cedarburg, Lawrence (Marilyn) Gueller, of Keshena, Julie (Dale) Huebner, of Shawano, Frederick (Judy) Gueller, of Pulaski, Jane (Elwyn) Rank, of Cecil, and Ann (Tom) Ammerman, of Gillett; nine grandchildren; many loving great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Hafemann, of Shawano.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, her parents and two sisters.

Wed
12
Oct

Arnold M. Kosbab

Arnold M. Kosbab, 63, of Bowler, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Arnold was born on July 2, 1953, in Wausau. He was united in marriage to Elsa Laabs on Aug. 29, 2009, at the Lutheran Church of the Wilderness. She preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2016.

Arnold loved making his family laugh, candy, working on cars, street racing in Janesville, motorcycles and teaching children. He will be remembered for his wise, humorous and loving personality.

Wed
12
Oct

Gustave R. Grunewald Jr.

Gustave “Gust” R. Grunewald Jr., 88, of the Township of Grant, Shawano County, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at his home.

Gustave Reinhold Grunewald Jr. was born on Sept. 10, 1928, to the late Gustave Sr. and Lydia (Wissmann) Grunewald in the town of Grant, Shawano County. He attended grade school near Caroline and grew up on the family farm.

Gust continued to farm as a young man on his parent’s homestead and eventually on his own. While he never stopped farming, he did work other places, like the Caroline Feed Mill, Marion Plywood and Rasmussen Saw Mill, as well as for the town of Grant.

Gust was united in marriage to Virginia Pevonka on June 11, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Leopolis. The couple farmed in the town of Grant all of their married life. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Caroline Fire Department, as well as a member of the Caroline Conservation Club.

Fri
07
Oct

Emma J. Grosskopf

Emma Jane Grosskopf, 83, of Gresham, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Shawano. Born on Aug. 11, 1933, in Gresham, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Melinda (Williams) Welch.

In April 1951, Emma was united in marriage to Lloyd D. Erickson in Door County. Lloyd preceded her in death.

On Dec. 22, 1973, Emma was united in marriage to Elmer Grosskopf in Bowler. Elmer preceded her death.

Emma enjoyed selling Avon, flower gardening, collecting lighthouses, and feeding and watching the birds, especially the hummingbirds and cardinals.

Wed
05
Oct

Dr. Manuel P. Ramos

Manuel Posadas Ramos, M.D., 70, of Keshena, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Born on March 22, 1946, in San Carlos, Pangasinan, Philippines, he was the son of the late Turbicio and Juana (Posadas) Ramos.

On Aug. 18, 1984, Manny was united in marriage to Yvonne Waupoose in Butler. Manuel started his career as a psychiatrist at Milwaukee County Mental Health and retired from the 16th Street Clinic. He was a member of St. Anthony Church in Neopit and St. Agnes Church in Butler, the Filipino American Medical Society of Wisconsin, the Medical Society of Wisconsin and the University Santo Tomas Medical Alumni.

Manny had a passion for music. He loved singing, playing and listening to music. In his free time, he loved golfing.

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